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Beginning in fall 2017, all admitted full-time students will be offered one of two types of full financial support, including tuition remission and a living stipend. 

Types of support: 

Teaching Assistantships are an excellent opportunity to lead your own class. You’ll join a cohort of TAs. Your first semester will be supported by a practicum, led by our Writing Program Director. These awards comprise tuition remission and a stipend of approximately $26,000 per year in exchange for the teaching of composition. Compensation and duties attached to the appointment are governed by a contract negotiated between Rutgers University and the American Association of University Professors

Interdisciplinary Fellowships are built on the idea that writers often reach into other fields and practices. This fellowship gives a student both formal and informal access to thinkers, communities, and resources not normally housed inside literature and writing. These awards comprise tuition remission and a stipend of $12,000 per year, in exchange for work in various Rutgers departments.

Beginning in Fall 2019, Interdisciplinary Fellows will perform work in various MFA initiatives, including:

  • Teaching in Growing Great Writers, the mobile creative-writing after-school program run by the Rutgers-Camden Writers House.  In this program, teams of two teaching artists are in residence once weekly at a Camden after-school program at a school or community center, usually working with children between the ages of 8 and 13. With guidance from group trainings, teaching artists learn to develop an engaging, age-appropriate creative writing curriculum, culminating in a project that celebrates student writing.
  • Serving as editorial assistants at Rutgers-Camden’s venerable StoryQuarterly magazine and other major literary outlets, under the advisement of MFA faculty members.
  • Performing research assistance to faculty members inside and outside the MFA program.

Students receiving these awards may also have the opportunity to teach composition (1 course per semester) via an additional appointment, for a stipend of approximately $5,178 per course. 

For more information on the experience of being an Interdisciplinary Fellow, please see interviews with past fellows here


Part-time applicants 

Part-time applicants may be accepted on a case-by-case basis. Part-time students are not eligible for the funding opportunities above, but may have the opportunity to teach a course. For more information, please contact mfa@camden.rutgers.edu